For all you HTC lovers out there, there’s some good news. While there was fear that Android 3.0 (or Gingerbread) would completely disable manufacturer skins, HTC is apparently not worried about their Sense overlay. Forbes recently interviewed David Bamford, the design lead of HTC, and offered up this nugget of information:
Google, too, has indicated that it wants to make the next (3.0) version of Android more polished and user friendly. Industry observers have speculated that manufacturers like HTC will make fewer alterations on their Android phones as a result. Bamford, however, says he doesn’t expect Google’s tweaks, which are scheduled to debut before the end of the year, to affect his work. “Google may focus more on improving the user interface on the stock Android [software], but I don’t think they’ll preclude manufacturer customization,” he explains.
And there you have it. Keep in mind that if your not a fan of the Sense interface, HTC has left the ability to disable it in their more recent phones, and I don’t see them abandoning this trend. In the end, the inclusion of Sense just adds more choice for the end user.
So what about you? Pro-Sense or Non-Sense? Let us know in the comments!
via [Droid Life]